Definitions for: Polonaise


[n] a woman's dress with a tight bodice and an overskirt drawn back to reveal a colorful underskirt



Webster (1913) Definition: Po`lo*naise", a. [F. polonais, polonaise, Polish.]
Of or pertaining to the Poles, or to Poland. [Written also
Polonese.]


Po`lo*naise", n. [Written also Polonese and
Polonoise.]
1. The Polish language.

2. An article of dress for women, consisting of a body and an
outer skirt in one piece.

3. (Mus.) A stately Polish dance tune, in 3-4 measure,
beginning always on the beat with a quaver followed by a
crotchet, and closing on the beat after a strong accent on
the second beat; also, a dance adapted to such music; a
polacca.

See Also: dress, frock

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